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Old 04-05-2012, 19:29   #1
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So I have two problems.

1) I’ve had 3 low blood sugar in the last 2 wks. How can I adjust my meds so this doesn’t keep happening? Right now I take Lantus, glyburide, & Humalog 3X’s a day.

2) I am also taking Benazepril at 40 mg and Amlodipine 10mg, but my blood pressure is still high.

Solutions anybody?

Thanks

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I posted this to another forum and saw this one so I thought I would give this one a try.

I have two problems
1) I’ve had 3 low blood sugar in the last 2 wks. How can I adjust my meds so this doesn’t keep happening? Right now I take Lantus, glyburide, & Humalog 3X’s a day.

(this is not related to diabetes meds, but I figured it was worth asking)
2) I am also taking Benazepril at 40 mg and Amlodipine 10mg, but my blood pressure is still high.

Solutions anybody on either?

Thanks
Ox


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Glyburide is known to cause hypos, I would talk to your doctor about switching to metformin. The best thing to lower BP is to eat lots of veggies which contain potassium and magnesium and to do some type of daily exercise. I find walking helps my BP to stay in a good range.

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I posted this to another forum and saw this one so I thought I would give this one a try.

I have two problems
1) Iíve had 3 low blood sugar in the last 2 wks. How can I adjust my meds so this doesnít keep happening? Right now I take Lantus, glyburide, & Humalog 3Xís a day.

(this is not related to diabetes meds, but I figured it was worth asking)
2) I am also taking Benazepril at 40 mg and Amlodipine 10mg, but my blood pressure is still high.

Solutions anybody on either?

Thanks
Ox
When did the lows happen? Do you think it is a result of the Humalog or the Lantus? I am just on Lantus and met. When I start getting lows I adjust my Lantus down a couple of units.

As far as high blood pressure, not sure, but in the past when mine was high, the meds didn't help much until the doctor added a diuretic.

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You must have 2 very similar posts as I posted in the other one, came back and read this one and didn't see my reply...LOL...it confused me...but then again, how would I know if I were confused when it is usually a state I visit often

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Oxmoore, it does not make sense that your doctor still has you on glyburide with Lantus. Glyburide is a sulfonylurea (spelling?) that stimulates the pancreas to increase insulin production. Lantus is a long acting insulin. The Lantus is to pick up where the pancreas lacks, so using a drug to stimulate the pancreas as well as taking insulin makes no sense. You should probably ask your doctor about this.

You would probably be better off with the Lantus with metformin rather than glyburide. And, I just noticed that you take Humalog as well. GET OFF the glyburide! When I began using both Levemir and Humalog in September, 2011 I was also taking Amaryl, which is a sulfalonyrea as well, and was taken off of it at that time.

As far as the blood pressure, get rid of any and all heavy salted items in your diet, if you are overweight it helps to lose weight, and exercise is always a good idea (even just a 30 minute walk a day).

Have you had high blood pressure for a long time? Does it run in your family history?

Also, are you going to a endo doctor, or just internal med doctor?

Give some idea of your daily food intake. What kind of foods are you eating, and how many times a day?

We are all here to help you out. Give us some info and I'm sure many will chime in with some suggestions. Of course you should always consult with your doctor when making big changes as we are not medical doctors (well some here are, but not most), but we are all diabetics living the life. Welcome and keep us posted.

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